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  • Antique 2.5y tristand vise

    today i was at my local swap meet with my buddy steve and my wife joey.

    i stumbled across this old ridgid cast steel tristand vise model #2 1/2y.

    the 3 folding legs are missing and the vise was repainted. but it appears to be in good working order and it also appears to be an extremely old vintage design.

    the unit might be as old as the ridge tool company.

    as pictured is the vise with my buddy steve and i carrying it off.

    rick.



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    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 09-29-2008, 02:17 AM.
    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

    I saw this same vise somewhere...... Mark do you have any ideas??


    http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20511

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    • #3
      Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

      Rick, I'm happy you are into vintage RIDGID. Maybe in time you can have Rick's web site of your collection.

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        Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

        Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
        I saw this same vise somewhere...... Mark do you have any ideas??


        http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20511
        This is why Mark's vise was spelled vice Sometimes I need help conspiring against Rick
        I love my plumber

        "My Hero"

        Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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        • #5
          Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

          Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
          This is why Mark's vise was spelled vice Sometimes I need help conspiring against Rick
          Its true.... I DID take the short bus to school!!!

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          • #6
            Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

            Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
            I saw this same vise somewhere...... Mark do you have any ideas??


            http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20511


            Other than Joey and I being in on it I think crack was the only one who picked up on it. If you look at the file name on the photo it says "Joey's Vice" as in Joey's shortcoming (Rick)

            I received a call yesterday from Rick telling me he was at the swap meet and found an old vise. He was trying to figure out if it was what Josh was looking for. He sent me the picture and I tried to locate Josh's post but it only included a model number not a picture. I told Rick since he could not get in touch with Josh to wait and buy the vise next time he was at the swap meet as the guy could never sell it for what he was asking for it.

            When Rick decided he was buying it anyways I made him put Joey on the phone and I told her he will never use it and it will be in her inheritance but she will be left with a vise which is worth a small portion of what he paid. Joey conceded she was powerless to talk any sense into Rick. Later in the day Joey and I came up with the idea of the first post as I already had the photo she sent me. However, now seeing the smile on Rick's face I understand common sense had no place in his decision and as long as it made him happy that's all that matters. Heck now I may have to give him my Ridgid 2 1/2 Y bench vise.

            Mark
            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            • #7
              Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

              I confess, Joey and Rick called to tell me about the vise while they were on the way back from the swap meet. Otherwise, I would not have known the model.

              Rick was very excited like he just found the Ark of the Covenant. I still don't think it's as old as he thinks it is.

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              • #8
                Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                Originally posted by Woussko View Post
                Rick, I'm happy you are into vintage RIDGID. Maybe in time you can have Rick's web site of your collection.
                Well, he's got all the current stuff, the only way to get more was to go back in time so to speak.
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                • #9
                  Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                  Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                  I confess, Joey and Rick called to tell me about the vise while they were on the way back from the swap meet. Otherwise, I would not have known the model.

                  Rick was very excited like he just found the Ark of the Covenant. I still don't think it's as old as he thinks it is.
                  crack, i think it's older than the #45 that josh was looking for.

                  seems like all the current tools that ridgid makes are numbered.

                  also the vise is a lot more vintage than the old #40 that i also saw there.

                  this might be the oldest one in the book. hopefully the books still exist.

                  i'll love to hear from the guys at ridgid who can trace it's born on date

                  my guess is it's one of the first runs they made

                  josh, can you post a photo of the #45 tristand you dug up

                  any takers. starting bid $10,000

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                    From our resident tool collector:


                    This is actually a TSY-2-1/2. It was our first tri-stand yoke vise. Came out in 1940. In the late 1940's it was replaced with the Model 40. followed in 1953 with the Model 40A (aluminum base)

                    Steve
                    www.MorrisGarage.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                      Ha... I was just coming in to post the same thing from John.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                        Originally posted by smorris View Post
                        From our resident tool collector:


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                        Originally posted by Josh View Post
                        Ha... I was just coming in to post the same thing from John.
                        So what will you trade us for it
                        I love my plumber

                        "My Hero"

                        Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                          another plumber friend has an all steel model #88 tristand.

                          what's the deal with this one?

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                            Rick,
                            Im not a plumber and Im new to this forum, but I did happen to find a vise identical to the one that you bought, except this one is complete with the legs. If you or anyone is interested, let me know.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Antique 2.5y tristand vise

                              Don't the really old Ridgid tools simply go by Ridge Tool ?

                              What I mean is the old ones only have Ridge Tool on them as opposed to Ridgid or am I wrong

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